MLMIC and MSSNY Present CME Day on Friday, May 20

As the lead-in to the Medical Society of the State of New York’s (MSSNY) 2022 House of Delegates, MLMIC and MSSNY are proud to present CME Day on Friday, May 20, via Zoom webinar. The series of continuing medical education presentations will commence online at 1 p.m. with three MLMIC presentations. Click here for registration details.

1:00 p.m.

EHR in the Courtroom, What the Practitioner Should Know

As the use of electronic health records (EHR) systems continues to impact the way physicians practice medicine, they also influence how plaintiff attorneys prosecute malpractice claims. Join us as an attorney from MLMIC and a MLMIC Risk Management Consultant discuss the documentation pitfalls associated with electronic health records, the features of EHR that plaintiff attorneys will use in the courtroom to demonstrate liability and steps physicians can take to mitigate the risk of malpractice claims. At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • discuss the common terms and concepts that arise with EHR in litigation;
  • identify the system and user-related issues in EHR that impact malpractice suits;
  • provide an overview of eDiscovery associated with EHR; and
  • outline strategies to mitigate the risks of EHR related claims.

2:00 p.m. 

Addressing the Disruptive Patient: Strategies for a Changing Dynamic

Disruptive behavior has become endemic in healthcare, with the industry leading the nation in workplace violence injuries. The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to an increase in other forms of abusive behavior towards overwhelmed healthcare providers. Join us as we discuss the impact of disruptive patient behavior on the health and safety of healthcare workers and offer strategies to reduce the incidence of this behavior in your care environment.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • identify the factors that contribute to disruptive behavior;
  • discuss the impact that disruptive behavior has on the well-being of healthcare workers;
  • list recommendations to safely address disruptive behavior should it occur in your practice setting; and
  • outline strategies to reduce the incidence of disruptive behavior in your practice setting.

3:00 p.m.

New York State Healthcare Law Review

Join us as an attorney from MLMIC provides an overview of the recent legislative and case law developments that impact the provision of healthcare.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • examine the tolling of the Statute of Limitations in place during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • identify the federal and state immunities from liability during the pandemic;
  • recognize the impact of anchoring and excessive awards in malpractice cases;
  • discuss the proposed laws being considered by the state legislature; and
  • describe the significance of a recent decision on the Quality Assurance Privilege.